Find out about the award-winning design of the gallery by O'Donnell + Tuomey architects.


RIAI Best Public Building in Ireland 2005
RIBA 2005 award winner European category
2005 Project of the Year, UK Buildings Services Awards
Sustainable Energy Ireland award
Best Modern Building in an Irish City 2005
UK Civic Trust Award 2005
Shortlisted, 2005 Stirling Prize
Hot Dip Galvanising Award 2006
RIAI Triennial Gold Medal shortlist 2013
One of the 1001 Buildings you must see before you die


O'Donnell + Tuomey are a Dublin based practice established by Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey in 1988. The practice has developed an international reputation for cultural, social and educational buildings including the Irish Film Centre, Ranelagh School, Letterfrack Furniture College, Timberyard Social Housing, Lyric Theatre, The Photographer's Gallery, Saw Swee Hock Student Centre LSE, and the Central European University. Their work has been widely published and exhibited and has received many national and international awards. In 2015 they received the Royal Gold Medal, one of the world’s most prestigious awards in architecture.


There are a number of monographs on O'Donnell + Tuomey available in the Glucksman shop including a book dedicated to the Glucksman building by Gandon editions.